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Real estate asset manager and Realtor Mel Wilson is a former NFL and All-America Football player, and a public speaker. He is a national Subject Matter Expert (SME) in several fields including:

  • Residential and commercial real estate
  • Political acumen
  • Land use policies
  • Workforce housing
  • Transit community development

Mel’s passion is creating housing availability and affordability for middle-income workers. He obtained a Master of Real Estate (MRE), in commercial real estate from Columbia College, with a focus on creating affordable housing opportunities for Millennials' and Middle-Income Workers.

Mel has been quoted in national real estate and business journals such as Inman News, Real Estate Broker's Insider and Realtor.com. News publications and radio networks have interviewed Mel on a range of topics that pertain to his expertise. Some of the trending or industry subjects covered include: middle-income housing, Millennials’ housing behavior, accessory dwelling units (ADU’s), house flipping, "how to solve the 'aging agent' problem in real estate,” and “are the days of real estate agencies numbered?

Public Service Awards
  • Volunteer of the Year, Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department
  • Distinguished Service Award, Valley Intercommunity Council (VIC)
  • Armand Arabian Community Service Award, Encino Chamber of Commerce
  • C.K. Tseng Leadership Award, North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Fabulous 50 Business Alumni, California State University, Northridge
  • Valley of The Stars Humanitarian Award, Valley Economic Alliance
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, United States Postal Service
Regional Government Service
  • Los Angeles Countywide Citizens Advisory Council, President
  • Los Angeles Countywide Citizen's Regional Planning Council
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board (Metro), Director
  • Metro Board Appointment by Los Angele City Mayor Richard Riordan
  • Metro Board Appointment by Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villariagosa
  • Metro Budget, Finance Audit, Committee Chair
  • Metro Planning & Programming Committee, Member
  • Metro Construction Committee, Member
  • Metro Transit Operations Committee, Chair
  • Metro Member Real Estate Committee, Member
Los Angeles City Government Service
  • Los Angeles City Fire Commission, Vice Chair
  • Los Angeles City Business Tax Advisory Commission, Member
  • Los Angeles City Mayor’s Small Business Advisory Commission, Member
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Mayoral Appointee
City Government Service
  • Los Angeles City Fire Commission, Vice Chair
  • Los Angeles City Mayor's Small Business Advisory Commission, Member
  • Los Angeles City Business Tax Advisory Committee, Member
Community & Civic Service
  • Former Candidate for Mayor of the San Fernando Valley
  • Pacoima Property Owner’s Association, Member
  • Pacoima Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Pacoima Enterprise Zone Advisory Commission, Founding, Chairman
  • United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley, President
  • Valley Economic Alliance, Founding Board Member
  • United Way Child Care Committee, Member
Other Experience and Credentials
  • Realtor for over Four decades
  • Former Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX franchisee and Independent Broker Owner
  • Director 19 years, National Association of Realtor
  • Realtor Emeritus, National Association of Realtors
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR) Director for Life
  • Past President of Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR) 10,000 member AOR in Los Angeles metro market)
  • Realtor of the Year, Southland Regional Association of Realtors
  • Legislative Housing Advocate 27 years, Southland Regional Association of Realtors
  • Bachelor Science Business Administration Management, California State University, Northridge
  • Master of Commercial Real Estate MRE, Columbia College
  • Kodak All-America Football 1st Team, College Division I, American Football Coaches Association
  • National Football League Player, New York Football Giants, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Canadian Football League Football Player, Calgary Stampeders
  • Athletic Hall Of Fame Honoree, California State University, Northridge
  • Fabulous 50" Business Alumni, California State University, Northridge David Nazarian College of Business and Economics
  • Government Affairs Director (GAD) Legislative Housing Advocate 27 years
  • Bachelor Science Business Administration Management California State University, Northridge CA
  • Master of Commercial Real Estate MRE, Columbia College, formerly Realtor University
  • Former Kodiak All-America Football Team
  • Former New York Football Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Calgary Stampeders
National Association of Realtors (NAR) Committee & Forum Service
  • Federal Political Coordinator (FPC), U.S. Congressman Howard Berman
  • Federal Legislative and Political Forum, Chair
  • FPC Congressman Howard Berman
  • Commercial Forum, Vice Chair
  • Research Committee, Member
  • Insurance Committee, Member
  • Business Issues Committee, Member
California Association of Realtors (CAR) Committee Service
  • Executive Committee, Member
  • Executive Committee Liaison
  • Legislative Committee, Member
  • NAR Director's Forum, Member
  • Global Forum, Chair
  • Local Government Forum, Chair
  • Research Committee, Chair
State Government Service
  • Physical Therapy Commission